Using the power of the Imagin and the Rider Pass, Ryotaro Nogami is able to travel to different times through the DenLiner. By traveling through time, he transforms into Kamen Rider Den-O, ... See full summary »
The new Kamen Rider Series for 2002. The story of 2 chosen "Kamen Riders" who must fight in order to survive. But what is the point of being a Rider? "Fight! Defeat the Riders! Of the fated 13, only 1 will Survive."
The story began three generations ago with the great Last Ninja, Igasaki Yoshitaka, who sealed the Yokai away for good. When the Yokai revive and their grandfather, the Last Ninja, passes ... See full summary »
The series starts out with a bang with the first episode filling you with suspense and excitement. After the first episode, the suspense and excitement that you get from the first episode noticeably drops. For people who are fans of the hensei Kamen Rider series, you're going to be very disappointed. I watched the series expecting the original actors/actresses from the previous series to be in it but wow was I disappointed.
The show has some good parts, but most of the parts in the Decade was very bad. The jokes are not funny whatsoever. The main hero Tsukasa calls Natsumi, Natsumikan, which is suppose to be funny, but the acting and execution from Masahiro Inoue(Tsukasa/Decade) is utterly horrible. There are only a couple of jokes/puns that are well executed, other than that, horrible. The jokes (F).
The plot is interesting enough for an average person to watch up to halfway through the series. The only problem with the plot was that Tsukasa was just doing the same thing over and over again when he got to a new world. It also got very confusing when Tsukasa traveled to different worlds that can get a viewer to think to themselves about what is happening. The plot (C+).
Now about the characters. Again, I was very disappointed that the original riders and people in the rider worlds weren't played by the original actors/actresses. What i'm most angry about is the fact that the show used the old kamen riders more as props, meaning they were just there to be there and do there thing(especially during the fight scenes where there are many riders fighting). The main characters were poorly acted from the actors, most of the time the acting wasn't very convincing especially from Masahiro Inoue(Decade) if you compare it to the acting from the past rider series. Diend also shouldn't have never been created because nowadays in kamen rider shows there are usually more than 3 riders in a rider show and with Diend it feels like u've already seen it before so you know that a second rider would appear, but it would've been better to have just one rider for a change since its been a trend to have more than 2 rider in a rider show. One a the few good things about the show is that they got Black/RX in the show, but then i think to myself "Isn't the show suppose to be about Decade and the hensei era riders?" giving myself a headache from that. The characters (C-).
Acting from the show was very poorly done. While watching the show, when Tsukasa/Decade got madangry, I just wasn't convinced at all, I kinda just went like "That's how he looks and sounds like when he's mad?????!!!!!!!!!!" I was very disappointed with the acting and its the reason why I stopped watching the show before the end of the series. The acting (D-).
The writing for the show is OK, but like I said before, Diend shouldn't have been in the show. The writing (C).
The fight scenes were poorly done when comparing it to the epic fighting scenes from Agito, heck its still poorly done when comparing it to kabuto. The fight scene in the 2nd episode weren't that great. The fight scenes are not compelling and one bit exciting, but at the least were one of the only things about the show that viewers want to see. The fight scenes (D).
Well to wrap up the show, it had a powerful and probably the best first episode of all the kamen rider series, but slowly descends into a boring show that feels like there nothing new or exciting about it. The show greatly depends on the fight scenes to carry the show on since its greatly the one and only things in the show that is interesting. I compliment the show for having better fighting scenes then Kiva and for bringing back the old riders. The show started with an A++ first episode to a B- second episode and later on even lower. Over all I would give Decade a D+. Last thing, I've noticed that the recent rider shows that are meant only for kids, have a worse storyline and worse acting than the ones not meant only for kids.
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